News and Events 2012
Scottish Archery Indoor Championship 2012/13
6 of our members attended the Archery Championships held today in Lasswade High School. After being contacted by the organisers of the SCOTTISH ARCHERY INDOOR CHAMPIONSHIP 2012/13. Of which 6 of our members were present. A mistake was discovered in the scoring that once taken into consideration changed the results for the competition. Emma Borrie has won the improvers prize. Which is the best improvement from the 1st half to the 2nd. Emma's increase was 23 points. 1st half score 167, 2nd half score 190. This was Emma's first tournament outside the club. We would all like to give our congratulations to Emma, well done.
Fun Night 12th December 2012
The Archery club wants to thank Sheelagh Walsh who organised a brilliant fun night for the archery club last night. Great fun was had by all. Click this link to view the gallery
Club member David Geroge with his perfect score
David George at our Sunday evening club meet with a perfect score at 20 yards
The Scottish Archery Association held their annual Junior and Novice Indoor Championships at Montrose on Sunday 28th October.
Alan McDougal and Ellie Lumsden entered the event representing Crieff Archery Club. Alan shot in the senior Novice section and shot a very creditable 498 out of a possible 600 achieving 2nd place overall and was presented with a silver medal for his achievement. He has only been shooting for a few months and has achieved a very high standard already.
Ellie’s score of 298 in the Junior girls section was particularly significant as it is only the 7th time she has actually shot a bow!
The club looks forward to seeing these archers achieve more tournament results in the future!
Good deals on Archery equipment
Alternative Sporting Services have great deals on discontinued items that might be of interest to members. For instance Hoyt G3 or CX900 limbs for about £158. Lots of similar deals although selections are limited.
We are currently unable to offer coaching to new members but will keep all interested members on a waiting list for when a slot becomes available.
Winter 2012/2013 Club eveings
Tournament - Sunday 26th August 2012
Crieff Archery Club which is celebrating it’s 20th year this year held it’s Annual Championship at the Ardvreck playing fields.
The weather was very kind with very little wind and no rain. There was an excellent turn out for the competition with some outstanding results being posted!
The “round “ shot is called an “American “ and consists of 90 arrows shot over 60yds, 50yds and 40 yds. The maximum score possible is 810 points. This year for the first time we had 3 different styles of archery in the contest—Recurve (Olympic), Bare Bow and Compound. This definitely added another dimension to the day’s shooting.
We also had 4 Novice archers competing who shot 90 arrows at 40yds. In memory of our Vice President Nick Butcher, his wife Rose and daughter Roisin donated a cup to be shot for annually at our Championship for the highest handicap score. This was presented on the day by Roisin. ... Read more
Banchory Archers Visit
Alex and David Cargill have recently purchased compound bows after many years of shooting recurve bows.
Leslie MacPherson from Quicks archery had mentioned to Brian Strachan that they had changed to compound and Brian got in touch to offer his help in setting them up. Alex has been friends with Brian and his dad Syd for many years but hadn’t seen them for ages.
Brian is one of Britain’s most successful archers and is an expert in the set up of compound bows and tuning. He has spent years analysing the techniques of successful archers all over the world to refine the key aspects of their shooting which makes them the best in the world.... Read more
Tournament - Sunday 26th August 2012, from 10am
The date for the outdoor Championship will be Sunday 26th August 2012. Anyone who wishes to partake must please let the Secretary know, no later than the 18th August so that we can get the target lists set up.
The round will be an American round ie. 90 arrows, plus sighters. 30 Arrows each at 60 yards, 50 yards and 40 yards. Novice distances will be 40 yards and 90 arrows.
Trophies will be awarded for Recurve, Compound and Bare Bow as well as novice archers.
The tournament will be shot under tournament conditions and club colours, all white, must be worn.
Any new members who wish to partake must be signed up as a full members before they can apply to enter the tournament.
Clout at Bannockburn Update 6th July 2012
Please note that due to flooding on the field the Clout Practise session this evening (6 July) has been CANCELLED.
A decision will be taken regarding whether the competitions can go ahead on 14/15 July on Sunday after a further inspection of the field. We will contact all entrants to the competitions as soon as possible.
Alex Cargill Quiach
For the club's 20th year, Alex Cargill donated the Alex Cargill Quiach to be competed for annually. The club committee will select an appropriate outdoor round for the competition each year.
The first competition for the Alex Cargill Quiach was held on Sunday 24th June 2012. This years winner is Marcin Haisz.
The event was covered by The Strathearn Herald who have supported the club since it started 20 years ago as well as the Pethshire Advertiser.
Visit to Dalmore Archers
Phil arranged another visit to the 3D course at Dalmore on Saturday 25th February. This is a very different archery environment from the target field with unmarked distances and dealing with the terrain (uphill and downhill shots, partly hidden targets and trees in the way). Dalmore Archers
British Barebow Championship
Shelagh was the highest scoring lady at the Scottish leg of the British Barebow Championship and won the venue Gold medal.
Shelagh was also in the Scotland team for the Home Nations' Championship event of the Barebow Championship.
President's medal for Alex
To celebrate 150 years since GNAS was founded the President's Medal was created for awarding to archers. We applied for one of them to present to Alex for his efforts in setting up the club, being its president since 1992 and all the help and advice he has given to members.